‘Most critics belong to the band of lazy bumps, afraid to step out of the comfort of their black-and-white dream world.’
‘The archaic mindset is too deep-rooted in society. Government officers are control freaks. They are choking investment’
According to the SBP’s recent survey report, consumer confidence scaled up to 44.2 index points in September.
The second phase of CPEC demands a more pronounced provincial role.
In this special report, the Dawn Business and Finance team tries to deconstruct the slide ...
When quizzed over the declared unemployment rate, most statisticians concur that the projection is inaccurate
It is indisputable that Sindh has succeeded in gaining the trust of the reluctant private sector.
Leather dealers and tanners hold the government responsible for low prices and high wastage in hide and skin trade
Dawood’s optimism sounds almost delusional when he paints a rosy picture amidst rising inflation and shrinking economy.
The pain of economic slowdown is growing in rural households.
Municipal authorities blame their poor performance on the over-reliance on provincial governments and paucity of funds.
It might be the fear of a blowback in their country of residence that is restraining them from diverting investment.
‘Erra did most of its work in the first five years. The pace of progress has slowed down since.’
There is no official word from China on the apparent slow pace of CPEC projects.
People are confused because of the aggressive stance of taxmen.
The narrow window of time to discuss and adjust the budget proposals can be blamed for the limited interaction.
‘The first budget of the third term is in essence the same as the last one of the second term, which, ...
What is beyond doubt and debate is the necessity of making adjustments in spending patterns.
The key gainers of this shift were local providers of goods and services.
‘Shopkeepers are anxious about low footfall so close to Eid. I have never seen a situation like this before,’